Who doesn’t love Thai food? Let’s face it, the Thais have the got the Asian food thing nailed and it’s one of the best things about living here. For this list I’ve not included the usual suspects such as Gra Pow Moo, Pad Thai, Somtam and Tom Yam Goong (much as I love them). I’ve tried to include some different options you may not have tried but really should as they rock the taste buds.
- Laab Moo Thawt – Laab is a delicious mix of minced pork, spices, lime and onion. It’s usually served as a salad but it can be served as balls of deep fried, spicy joy. Absolutely delicious.
- Gaeng Som – This is a sour, spicy curry / soup made with chillis, garlic, turmeric and papaya or coconut shoots. It’s usually served with fish or shrimp, is very healthy and insanely tasty.
- Pla Grapong Neung Manow – This is one of my fave Thai seafood dishes and is pretty easy to make at home if you want to. Pla Grapong is a Barramundi fish which is steamed. The fish is served on a delicious, bubbling broth of garlic, lemon and chillis. It’s spicy sour and seriously yum.
- Guay Dteow Tom Yam – This is my favourite noodle dish and can be served with fish or chicken but most commonly pork. The soup is made with coriander, shallots and black pepper. The soup is served with noodles and bean sprouts which you can then flavour accordingly with the condiments which are always present on every table in noodle shops and stands.
- Khua Kling Moo – This one is not for the faint of heart. It’s a dry pork curry originating in South Thailand and the main ingredient is a South Thai curry paste. This dish is usually so spicy it’s glowing and you’ll most probably sweat and cry while you’re eating it but it will get yout metabolism going. I love it with a couple of runny fried eggs.